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7 Highest Dams in India and Its Interesting Facts

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List of Seven Highest Dams In India

1. Tehri Dam – Uttarakhand
-It is the highest dam in India & 8th highest dam in the world.


2.Bhakra  Dam – Himachal Pradesh
-Largest dam of India and highest gravity dam in the world.
-The Bhakra – Nangal Dam is a joint venture of the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
-Its reservoir, known as the "Gobind Sagar Lake", is the second largest reservoir in India, stores up to 9.34 billion cubic metres of water.


3.Hirakud Dam – Orissa

-One of the longest earthen dam (26 kms) in the world.


4. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Andhra Pradesh
-It is the world's largest masonry dam.
-Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India-considered the largest man-made lake in the world.


5. Sardar Sarovar Dam – Gujarat
-It is second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) on the Narmada River near Navagam in Gujarat.
-The dam has the world's third-largest spillway discharging capacity.


6. Indirasagar Dam – Madhya Pradesh
The largest reservoir in India with a capacity of 12.22 billion cubic meter.



7. Bhavanisagar Dam – Tamil Nadu
-First major irrigation project initiated in India after independence in 1947 and was completed by 1956.


 

Dam

State

Built on River

capacity

Height

Length

Reservoir Capacity

Tehri Dam

Uttarakhand

Bhagirathi River

1,000 MW

260 m

575 m

2,100,000 acre ft

Bhakra Dam

Himachal Pradesh

Sutlej River

1,350 MW

225.55 m

518.25 m

 9.34 billion cubic metres

Hirakud Dam

Orissa

Mahanadi River

347.5 MW

60.96 m

25.8 km 

 

NagarjunaSagar Dam

Andhra Pradesh

Krishna River

815.6 MW

150 m

1.6 km

11,472,000,000 cubic metres.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Gujarat

Narmada River

1,450 MW

138.7

 

 

Indirasagar Dam

Madhya Pradesh

Narmada Rive

1000 MW

92 m

653 m 

12.22 billion cu m.

Bhavanisagar Dam

Tamil Nadu

Bhavani River

 

32 m

 

32.8 tmc 

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